But because of the incorrect information... being deceived... not because a house that old is somehow unacceptable. I simply want to make my purchasing decision based on correct information. But the house that you liked enough to write a contract on, and then have inspected... is still that same house. It's still as pretty, still has as good a layout, still has the proper number of bedrooms and baths, the kitchen still looks great, and the yard is fabulous.
She's just a bit older than you thought. In our area, a home built in the 20's is pretty normal.
Consult your real estate agent and or attorney if this is the route you want to go.
I'm interested in how a 55-year-old house is stylistically similar to one that is 82 years old, actually - and it seems to me that if someone likes the style of the house, the age, by itself, wouldn't really matter all so much.
I have listings that were built in 1860! Talk about old.
Here in Philadelphia, some of these older homes are worth a lot of money. I would be more concerned with the quality of the home versus the age. If it has been renovated, why does it really matter that it is 30 years older?
What is important is that the house is in good condition; it has probably been updated in many ways over the years.
I myself prefer older homes...they have so much more character.